Academic Leadership Workshop

October 21, 2017
Houston, TX

More Information

Venue: Hilton
Schedule

Call for Nominations

Nominations Due: July 14, 2017

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) requests nominations for the Academic Leadership Workshop on Saturday October 21, 2017, held in conjunction with and prior to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.

This all-day event is designed for faculty of all ranks with an interest in all levels of academic leadership. The workshop provides information that can be useful for becoming efficient and effective leaders. Panel speakers are highly visible world-class current and former academic administrators. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and network with peers in academic leadership positions. 

Topics tentatively scheduled for presentation include:

  • How to become a Successful Leader
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution

In addition, panels will discuss various levels of academic leadership:

  • President/Provost
  • College Dean
  • Department Chair/Head
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Programs
  • Research Centers

Meals (continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception) are provided during the program. There is a $99 fee per person for this event. All other expenses incurred (including registration for the INFORMS Annual Meeting) are the responsibility of the nominee. Attendees must register separately for the INFORMS Annual Meeting. More details on the event can be found at: http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/houston2017/

All nominations must be made by department heads/chairs or college deans and should be submitted as an email to both Organizers:

  • The nomination email should specify the name of the nominee and their contact information (this email does not need to serve as a nomination letter but only needs to specify the name and contact information for the nominee); and
  • Attach a current CV for the nominee in MS Word or PDF.

E-mail nominations to ginolim@uh.edu  and scott.grasman@rit.edu  with the subject line “Academic Leadership Workshop Nomination.” Nominations must be received by July 14, 2017. Early nominations are encouraged since space is limited. Nominees will be notified whether they are accepted for this colloquium no later than 2 weeks from the deadline to allow time to make travel arrangements.

To request more information, please contact the Workshop organizers:

Gino J. Lim, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston
713-743-4194
ginolim@uh.edu

Scott E. Grasman, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
585-475-3952
Scott.Grasman@rit.edu

Schedule

Time Session (Academic)
7:30 a.m.  – 8:00 a. m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.* Welcome/Introduction
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.* Address from INFORMS President
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.* Introduction to the speakers
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. How to become a Successful Leader?
9:15 am – 10:00 am Time Management
10:00 am – 10:45 am* Conflict Resolution
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Provost/President Level
12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Dean’s level
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Department Chair/Head
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.* Graduate/undergraduate program directorship
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm* Research Center Directorate
3:45p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Assessment, Summary, and Open Discussion
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reception